Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced a man has been convicted for the 2013 kidnapping and shooting of a woman who he previously assaulted in Camden.
A jury today convicted 34-year-old Allan Mattocks of Camden on one count each of kidnapping, attempted murder, witness tampering, witness retaliation, certain persons not to have weapons, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and criminal restraint as well as two counts each of conspiracy and aggravated assault.
Mattocks was accused of kidnapping a then-48-year-old Camden woman, shooting her in the head and then dumping her in a vacant lot near the 500 block of Rand Street in Camden on April 12, 2013. The victim was taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. She remains in a vegetative state.
At the trial, Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Shilton presented evidence and testimony showing Mattocks was attempting to silence the victim by shooting her and then tried to cover up the crime with the assistance of two co-defendants. Mattocks had been facing charges in a pending case for assaulting the same victim at his home on Boyd Street on April 10, 2012.
One co-defendant, Joshua Sloan, 21, of Camden, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. It is alleged he took the vehicle used in the kidnapping to Philadelphia and burned it. Charges filed in Pennsylvania are pending.
The case against the other co-defendant, Jonathan Kearney, 22, of Camden, is pending trial. Kearney is also alleged to have been present during the shooting and is alleged to have disposed of physical evidence.
Mattocks faces mandatory consecutive time for witness tampering and could receive a maximum potential sentence of 83 years in state prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 8.
All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Released Friday, March 4, 2016.